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Wadham, Sir John (d. 1412), justice

Henry Summerson

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/28386

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Wadham, Sir John (d. 1412), justice, was probably a native of Devon, though his background is obscure. Having entered upon a legal career, he is first recorded in 1367, as an attorney at Westminster, and prospered sufficiently to be returned to parliament as a burgess for Exeter in 1379. In ...

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